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American software giant Microsoft has finally released its AccountGuard security service in Australia, at least six months after it was made available in 17 other countries.

The company claims the service will protect political parties and candidates in the forthcoming Federal Election against hacking attempts by nation states or lone actors.

Microsoft Australia and New Zealand External and Legal Affairs corporate director Tom Daemen said in a statement on Wednesday that the service had been launched in the US last year.

It has also been available in Canada, India, the UK, Ireland and 12 other European states.

He described AccountGuard as "a security service designed to provide additional critical cyber protection to customers operating in the political sphere. It forms a key plank in our Defending Democracy initiative".

Those who are using Office 365, a paid service, will have access to AccountGuard at no extra cost.

Daemen said the service could be used by "all political candidates, parties, and campaign offices operating at a state or national level and also to eligible think tanks and associated entities".

He did not specify what he meant by "associated entities".

Those who are eligible to use the service can visit this site and request an invitation or enrol to use the service.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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